Soooo….HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!!! One of the best holidays (among many others) in the year. To celebrate how amazingly awesome our mothers are. Seriously, where would we be without our mothers….I know…my life would be horribly sad, and bad…and…you know what????
I WOULDN’T BE A KNITTER
Like the way I am today. Scary thought. Seriously. She was the one who wanted to take knitting classes at Yarntopia, and..yeah. We did, and now…we’re knitters! Serious knitters. And loving every minute of it. Oooh yeah. Yeah, if I wasn’t a knitter, I wouldn’t have this blog. And I love blogging. So that’d be sad.
Went to Yarns 2 Ewe, for various reasons. Well, only 2. But still. I’d GLADLY go into ANY knitting store with no reason at all, and leave with at least 50 ideas created. Anyway, we went in for SOCK YARN. for that blanket (got one Zauberball, and two Jitter bugs in amazing colors. It was cool, we found a color way that reminds me of my grandmother, all pastels and stuff :-).)
(yeah. Zauberball, the ball one. Other two are Jitter Bug. Bottom one is the one that reminds me of my grandmother :-)
and another Zauberball for some socks for my mom. She wanted me to make her a pair of the Fishnet Anklets from the Purl Bee (soooo awesome)We went there…on Saturday. I, sadly, am not (yet) the type of person who can come home from a movie at 10 (IRON MAN 2 WAS AMAZING. but that’s either a whole other post, or just a different paragraph) and then cast on and finish a full pair of socks. They may be anklets, but still. Ok, this needs to be turned into like…several paragraphs. Ok.
We walk in. Get the sock yarn. We’re checking out. The yarn is being wound on the AMAZING automatic winder (I want one of those for Christmas. Along with a 180 degree turn out….ballet dancers will get this.) my mom and sister (She came home for the weekend from Dallas, soooo much fun! I love it when she comes home.) are standing at the counter, and my mom picks up a magazine we already have to show my sister a pattern. It’s the Debbie Bliss Spring 2010 one. It’s pure awesomeness. Anyway, my sister saw that cabled blanket. It’s called…like Nautical something or other. And fell in love with it. “Could you….make this???” was the question to me. “My birthday…that’d be awesome. Do you think you could do that???” Yeah. So while the yarn was still winding, my sister and I wandered around trying to find the Debbie Bliss Eco Aran. We did find it, but my sister didn’t want that. So we ended up with Berroco Comfort…which is one of my most favorite yarns (softness wise) to knit with. Seriously. She chose the colors in the magazine, white and navy. I did cast on. And yeah. Haven’t done 2×2 rib in a looong time, and it’s really messing with me. Anyway. Yeah. that’s what she’s getting for her birthday. On June 2nd, it should be all done, wrapped, and awesome. Haven’t cabled in a while either, so this should be fun :-)
Back to the socks. Chose the yarn. it was awesome. blah blah blah. We had dinner with my…aunt, uncle, and 2 cousins for my uncle’s birthday….then we went to go see IRON MAN 2!!! (sorry, that had to be in caps.) WHICH WAS SO AMAZING. (yeah, that needed to be in caps as well.) Robert Downey Jr. is pretty stinking awesome. for some reason, I have no idea WHY he’s cool. But he his. Go figure. Anyway, we saw the movie, (EEEEE. Ok, I’ll calm down now.) and it ended at…10:30 ish. Got home…er, we got home at 10:30, so the movie ended at like 10:something. Anyway. got home, everyone crashed, got ready for bed. Went to bed, or got in bed and did whatever. Like me. I got in bed, and watched…some Anastasia movie*. cast on the 72. Looked down the pattern saw the decreases, thought to myself; “Ew, 72 stitches. Apposed the regular 40 that you always do. Cast on 40, and forget the decreases.” Did that, and ripped back the 3 or 4 rounds I did with the 72. Got the 8 rounds of ribbing done with the 40 Started on the pattern. Realized that the decreases were really important for the pattern. Drat. Yeah. Another ripping out session. Not fun. Went back, cast on 72…and got maybe on the 5 round of the yo(yarnovers. They create holes in the knitting. just btw :-D) row and the movie ended, and I was tiiiired. So yeah. Put the not even 1/2 made sock in a bag and brought it down to the kitchen table this morning. But it was all happy :-) It wasn’t like my mom was expecting me to finish them, let alone cast them on. So it was all good :-)
This is the sock. So far. Jooooy. But yeah, never knit with a Zauberball before, and I’m really enjoying it :-) (Yeah, I look like a dork in this picture, but the point isn’t me is it. Yeah. Focus on the sock…not me :-P)
Anastasia movie. Yeah. Er, *some* Anastasia movie. I’ve been reading this book my mom recommended to me, some book that she read when she was young and loved it. (Background: I LOVE the Romanov time era and that kind of stuff. It’s so stinking interesting.) anyway. So the book is…Nicolas and Alexandra by Robert Massie. It’s the whole history starting with when Nicolas was a kid written in a sort of fictional way. It’s soooo good. Right now it’s on hold…because of school. heh heh. But yeah. I’m like, more than half way done…and decided to look on Netflix to see what kind of movies they had about it. And…added a whole bunch to our queue…heh heh. And they’ve slowly been coming. The one I watched on…Saturday night was something with the guy from the King and I in it…which was kind of funny. Another one…it had like..Amy Irving in it? Had no idea who she was, but she looked uber familiar. Anyway, it was called Anastasia: Mystery of Anna. When I was watching that one, the credits were rolling and I see…what do I see? “CHRISTIAN BALE”. Seriously. And this was made in like..1986. Apparently he was the young version of Alexi. I didn’t notice it at all when I was watching, but going back I totally could see the…older Christian Bale. It was so creepy. He must have been like 10 or something. Also watched the awesome Disney cartoon version. It’s so awesome. But the graphics are really….old, lol. and historically it’s really messed up (SERIOUSLY. Dimitri was like…15 or something years older than Anastasia. In the cartoon, they’re the same age. Unless it was a different Dimitri, I guess. But the other one, the REAL one, was also the one who helped kill Rasputin (that guy seriously gives me the creeps x 100000). And yeah. the cartoon is really messed up in other areas as well, but the Dimitri part REALLY REALLY bugs me. Yeah…) the music is awesome.
Ok, I just realized that this was really long. Sorry about that, heh heh.
May your stash be everlasting and you never run out of stitch markers.
Grace, who is oh-so thankful to her mom for wanting to do something which caused me to be the knitter I am today.
P.S. Sorry the pictures are like…really small and bad ish. I needed pictures and all I had available was Photo booth. Heh heh, sorry about that…Blarg
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P.P.P. S ~ THANK YOU FOR READING ALL THAT. If you did…anyway. If you didn’t, THANK YOU FOR READING THIS MUCH. I have a tendency to ramble. Especially online…cause there’s nothing stopping me. And a lot of that was grammatically incorrect, I know. Just kind of ignore that…heh heh. I do know how to do things right. Just when I’m typing…things kind of slip away. Lol. That didn’t make much sense, but yeah…*rambles* I’ll leave now :-)